13th October 2016, 17:32
NSPCC TO FEATURE ON WALES JERSEY DURING QUALIFIERS
Wales Rugby League are delighted to be working with the NSPCC during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers
Wales Rugby League are delighted to be working with the NSPCC during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers.
The NSPCC, a charity campaigning and working within child protection in the UK, will feature on Wales' jersey for this autumn's internationals.
The partnership with the NSPCC came about through Mark Parry, who is the chairman of community club Flintshire Falcons and aids WRL in their safeguarding procedures.
Wales Rugby League CEO Chris Thair said: “Mark works for the NSPCC and is one of the best rugby league volunteers within Wales.
"Ensuring every child is safe whilst participating in rugby league is central to everything we do.
"WRL are very close to being awarded the level 3 safeguarding standard from the NSPCC so we already have a good working relationship.
"We plan to do some cross promotional work that will benefit both parties and I'm delighted such a flagship brand is appearing on our shirt.
"Wales Rugby League has a strong history of supporting charities and we'll always do what we can to continually improve the lives of children in Wales”.
Head of NSPCC Cymru/Wales Des Mannion said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with the Welsh Rugby League and we are delighted to take pride of place on jerseys during the autumn internationals.
“The league puts significant emphasis on safeguarding standards and we continue to collaborate in this area.
“NSPCC Cymru/Wales fights for every childhood and this partnership will help a number of our services, inlcuding Childline.
“Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the helpline took more than 7,600 calls and online contacts from children in Wales last year.
“As new threats and anxieties emerge – most notably online and through ever-evolving social media platforms – our work continues to adapt.
“This wouldn’t be possible without donations and we are extremely grateful for every penny raised.”